Reconnecting with mathematics. Will it make it into my poetry? Is it already there?
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I am reconnecting with maths and brushing up my numeracy.
Compulsory lantite numeracy to be a teacher deems it so.
My attitude to maths was to just do what I need to do with it, with banking, checking my change and that’s it. More than that, well if you pushed me statistics for emphasising points in public talks.
Now to prepare for this test, it’s rediscovering patterns, shapes, sequences, algebra and more.
It’s about learning to ensure I read and interpret data, understand different graph types and what they reveal.
It’s building my maths muscle, through training in solving problems.
Three weeks ago I felt totally overwhelmed by this. Recalling maths from many years ago – was I going to be able to do it, to the point of taking an exam? Why had I neglected to remember the area of a triangle, the volume of a sphere?
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